How Do I Participate in Governance? Join a Committee or an Appeal Body!

Standing Committees of General Faculties Council (GFC), university-level Appeal Bodies, and other university-wide committees to which GFC elects have approved Terms of References that may include University Students and Staff in their committee membership compositions to ensure a balanced and diverse representation.

Each spring, the GFC Nominating Committee (NC) meets in accordance to its Terms of Reference and Membership Replenishment Procedures, to fill the anticipated student and staff membership vacancies in the upcoming school year. 

The GFC NC prepares an Annual Membership Replenishment Schedule which lists the deadlines for Students/Staff to submit Committee Applications and NC meeting details.

Check out "Current Vacancies" for a listing of membership seats which are vacant during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications to fill vacancies are accepted in year.

Types of Committee Roles for Students/Staff

Enter the University Governance "Member Zone"

The Member Zone is an active Committee environment providing key documents (committee mandate, delegation of authority) and operational details (membership listing, meeting times, and meeting materials: agenda, minutes, approved motions.)

* New Terms of References (TofR) have been recently approved by GFC and will apply to GFC Committees in the 2019/2020 academic year (effective July 1, 2019).

  • GFC Academic Planning Committee (APC) (Proposed New TofR will be effective July 1, 2019.)
  • GFC Academic Standards Committee (ASC)
  • GFC Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE)
  • GFC Executive Committee (EXEC) *
  • GFC Facilities Development Committee (FDC)
  • GFC Nominating Committee (NC)
  • GFC Student Conduct Policy Committee (SCPC)
  • GFC Undergraduate Awards and Scholarship Committee (UASC) * (With committee name change to "Undergraduate Awards and Bursaries Committee".)
  • GFC University Teaching Awards (UTAC) *
  • Council on Student Affairs (COSA) *

View: University-level Appeal Bodies for details regarding the GFC Academic Appeals Committee (AAC) and University Appeal Board (UAB)

GFC Nominating Committee Contact: Email Ann Hodgson (NC Coordinator) with any questions regarding Membership Replenishment.